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Public Safety Speaks

Public Safety: they always seem to be there to shut down improv shows and boot you off the lawns, but never when you’re walking home bleary-eyed from Butler at 3am. As if you didn’t already have to reassure your parents of your safety in the big bad city, now you can go home for Thanksgiving […]

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2011 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The 2011 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. Per VP of Public Safety James McShames’ email, the report contains “information about crime prevention programs, fire safety procedures and other resources critical to the safety and security of our campus community.”  It also contains statistics about crimes over the last three years on and around campus, […]

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Happening Now: Schermerhorn Evacuated

Prolific tipster Jason Patinkin has just reported that a pipe has burst on the tenth floor of Schermerhorn, resulting in the evacuation of the building. “Thankfully, the building is filled with environmental scientists well equipped to deal with such hydrological catastrophes,” Patinkin rationalized in this time of crisis.  UPDATE 3:33 PM: According to a second […]

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Ask Bwog: Where Did All the Hate Crimes Go?

When we analyzed Public Safety’s newly released Annual Report, a few commenters noticed the curious absence of hate crimes in the year 2007. 2007, you’ll recall, was the Year of the Hate Crime — with graffiti in SIPA, Lewisohn, and a half dozen meetings in response to the incident. So what’s with the row of […]

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Analyzing That Public Safety Report

Yesterday, the Columbia Community received an email from James McShane announcing the release of Public Safety’s Annual Report. Bwog’s Crime Bureau Chief Jon Hill crunched some numbers and compared Columbia with Duke and U. Chicago (our peers in U.S. News rankings) on their levels of per-student (full-time enrollee) crime. Says Hill: “The University of Chicago […]

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